|Project by kosta||posted 05-16-2011 05:56 AM||2096 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Yo whats up everybody here is the project post for the maple pencil holders I built in Episode 87. These maple pencil holders took a few months to work on because I have been working on other stuff in the shop since I started them. I made a total of 10 pencil holders and they are really not that hard to make once you set your tools up. Each pencil holder has 2 main parts the base with a roundover profile on each side, and the box that sits on top of the base. The box is 4 1/4in thick pieces with miters that are glued together. One of the problems I had when I first started working on these pencil holders was when I would sand the inside of the box after I glued it up. I cut my hand on the end grain of the box about 10 different times. Most of the time I would catch it and tape up the cut but I didn’t realize I was bleeding a few times and I had to throw some boxes out because of the blood stains. Other than that I really didn’t have any problems with this project. Originally I was gonna stain both the box and the base but I decided to just use polyurathane on the box and stain the base with a minwax walnut stain.
-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/